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Environmentally-Friendly Sheep?

By Edyta Zielinska | November 13, 2011

A new model of sheep farming shows that genetic changes can help lower methane production, leading to lower greenhouse gas emission.

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Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?

By Jef Akst | October 31, 2011

Nuptial arrangements between members of African farming communities could have influenced the genetic diversity of the staple crop cassava.

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Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

By Edyta Zielinska | October 21, 2011

Inadequate poultry immunization programs may cause higher mutations rates in the bird flu virus, rendering the vaccine ineffective and increasing the threat of cross-species transmission.

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Behavior Brief

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Killing Pests by Disrupting Hibernation

By Tia Ghose | September 30, 2011

New synthetic hormones can indirectly kill the corn earworm by disrupting its winter sleep habits.

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Big Boost to African Cassava Project

By Bob Grant | September 7, 2011

Philanthropic organizations devote millions to a research project aiming to develop genetically modified, virus-resistant versions of a Sub-Saharan staple crop.

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Amoebae Get Organized

By Richard P. Grant | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology

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Velcro Helps Muscles Grow

By Edyta Zielinska | August 31, 2011

Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.

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